Everything You Need to Know about Preventing Cold & Flu

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12/15/2011 10:00 AM   :  11 comments   :  21,661 Views

Just as you hear someone cough or sneeze this time of year, you may wonder if that is something you should be worried about. Many people will come down with a cold or the flu during the winter months. But how should you take care of yourself when you are sick or around someone who is sick? Do you know the difference between the symptoms of a cold, allergies, and the flu? We have rounded up a variety of resources to help you learn about and sort out all the details about colds, the flu, and your immune system.


The Cold and Flu Survival Guide

6 Steps to Strengthen Your Immune System


10 Tips to Boost Your Immune System


Is It a Cold or Allergies?


Self-Care Tips for Sick Days


Beat the Flu! Here's How


Quiz: Will you survive cold and flu season?


Ask the Expert: Is it OK to exercise when you have a cold?



 
How do you try to survive the cold/flu season? Did you learn something new from some of the resources listed?


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  • 11
    Since having chemo, I must be very careful of not getting infections. Thanks for this info. - 1/16/2012   1:43:24 PM
  • 10
    I retired 4 years and I haven't had a cold since. Don't know the reason, but I do wash my hands more often. My hands are constantly in water. - 12/20/2011   9:11:04 PM
  • 9
    Working in preschool, I've been sneezed on by the best of 'em! I seldom get sick, because I guess I've built up an immunity. And wash my hands frequently! - 12/20/2011   7:37:58 PM
  • 8
    I try to stay away from sick people. LOL !! eh-hem, joking aside, I do try to make sure I get plenty of rest and not let myself get run down. That helps keep my immune system strong. - 12/16/2011   11:52:02 AM
  • 7
    Thank you for sharing this with us and writing your blog. I know a lot about these topics, but I learned a few things. - 12/16/2011   12:17:35 AM
  • 6
    I wash my hands frequently since I use to work as a nurse, so I don't have a problem with getting colds in the winter. - 12/15/2011   10:24:12 PM
  • 5
    ARGH! I came down with a cold today. Sneezing all day and now my nose is running! - 12/15/2011   9:08:58 PM
  • 4
    You learn something new everyday. - 12/15/2011   4:06:29 PM
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    This is a great article. I learned a long time ago the importance of frequent hand washing and getting an annual flu shot. One thing people may not know is that flu virus can travel in the air up to 6 feet from an infected individual. Thus the recommendations to avoid crowds for vulnerable people during a flu epidemic. - 12/15/2011   1:31:53 PM
  • 2
    great article - 12/15/2011   11:58:56 AM
  • 1
    AWESOME blog thank you for sharing I sure learn something new reading it. - 12/15/2011   10:42:49 AM

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